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Airbus A380-800 (VH-OQK)


Passing the Beach for a Rwy 34L Departure


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Hello Mike, nice shot as usual, there is a building to the left or behind your spot with a small control tower by it, do you know what it is or what it is used for? I looked on google but didnt see any info for it. Thanks , Richard
mike prendergastPhoto Uploader
RWB,It is the original Control Tower for Charles Kingsford-Smith Airport (YSSY)
Not used for anything except maybe security training?!these days.
mike prendergastPhoto Uploader
rbw Thanks for the photo likes!
Peter Low
Fab shot of a great airplane
Dick Nieuwendyk
Great shot Mike. With showing the person in this picture you can really see the enormous size of this bird.
Thanks for the info on tower!
mike prendergastPhoto Uploader
Thanks Dick!
mike prendergastPhoto Uploader
Thanks Peter!
marylou anderson
Talk about a road hog!
Steven McGuinness
Gotta pay a visit to this beach so I can enjoy all the action!
mike prendergastPhoto Uploader
A definite Runway Hog Marylou!
mike prendergastPhoto Uploader
Easy to get to Steven-Google Planespotting Sydney!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
21-Mar-2019 A388Hong Kong Int'l ()Sydney () 06:42PM HKT 06:20AM AEDT (+1) En Route
21-Mar-2019 A388Sydney ()Hong Kong Int'l () 10:15AM AEDT 03:37PM HKT 8:21
20-Mar-2019 A388Singapore Changi ()Sydney () 07:55PM +08 07:05AM AEDT (+1) 8:10
19-Mar-2019 A388London Heathrow ()Singapore Changi () 09:04PM GMT 06:19PM +08 (+1) 13:14
19-Mar-2019 A388Singapore Changi ()London Heathrow () 12:35AM +08 06:47AM GMT 14:12
18-Mar-2019 A388Sydney ()Singapore Changi () 05:24PM AEDT 09:53PM +08 7:29
17-Mar-2019 A388Los Angeles Intl ()Sydney () 12:38AM PDT 08:54AM AEDT (+1) 14:15
16-Mar-2019 A388Melbourne Tullamarine ()Los Angeles Intl () 01:26PM AEDT 09:29AM PDT 14:02
15-Mar-2019 A388Singapore Changi ()Melbourne Tullamarine () 08:13PM +08 06:07AM AEDT (+1) 6:54
15-Mar-2019 A388Melbourne Tullamarine ()Singapore Changi () 12:39PM AEDT 04:56PM +08 7:16
13-Mar-2019 A388Los Angeles Intl ()Melbourne Tullamarine () 11:56PM PDT 09:04AM AEDT (+2) 15:07
13-Mar-2019 A388Melbourne Tullamarine ()Los Angeles Intl () 09:55AM AEDT 05:24AM PDT 13:28
12-Mar-2019 A388Singapore Changi ()Melbourne Tullamarine () 08:24PM +08 06:21AM AEDT (+1) 6:57
12-Mar-2019 A388Melbourne Tullamarine ()Singapore Changi () 12:41PM AEDT 04:56PM +08 7:15
10-Mar-2019 A388Los Angeles Intl ()Melbourne Tullamarine () 11:36PM PDT 08:47AM AEDT (+2) 15:10
10-Mar-2019 A388Melbourne Tullamarine ()Los Angeles Intl () 09:56AM AEDT 05:26AM PDT 13:30
09-Mar-2019 A388Singapore Changi ()Melbourne Tullamarine () 08:14PM +08 06:13AM AEDT (+1) 6:58
09-Mar-2019 A388Melbourne Tullamarine ()Singapore Changi () 12:50PM AEDT 04:56PM +08 7:06
07-Mar-2019 A388Los Angeles Intl ()Melbourne Tullamarine () 11:32PM PST 10:11AM AEDT (+2) 15:38
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